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After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation's Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe's last major ... More


A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Renee Levine Melammed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The riots of 1391 in Spain triggered a series of developments that would change the course of Jewish history as well as of Spanish history. Spanish society was not willing to accept the large group ... More


From Crypto-Jews to Crypto-Judaism

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the seventeenth-century, Baruch Spinoza began a campaign to discredit theology in general and Jewish theology in particular. By the dawn of the twenty-first century sociological data confirmed the ... More


 “Offering Incense to Heaven”: Jewish Circumcision in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The traditional Jewish circumcision rite, created during the medieval period but preserved today by many Orthodox Jews, emphasizes bloodshed, sacrifice, and sexual purity. Medieval Jewish ... More


Introduction

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Spanish Jewry was adept at adapting over the centuries to the changes in rule, from Visigoth to Muslim and finally to the Catholic reconquest. Nevertheless, the riots of 1391 and the forced ... More


Jews and Conversas: The First Century of Crypto-Judaism

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On March 31, 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel signed the infamous edict declaring the expulsion of “Jews and Jeweses” of all the kingdoms. The Edict of Expulsion emphasized the belief that ... More


Messianic Turmoil circa 1500

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the appearances of a number of visionaries of Jewish ancestry claiming to be prophets bearing a message of salvation that was specifically directed at the conversos. The ... More


Outcasts

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There were two currents that developed in different ways, when dividing Jewish history of the early modern era (1500–1800) into periods: Sephardic Judaism (Spanish–Portuguese in origin), and ... More


The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Christina H. Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the Spanish elite’s fixation on social and racial “passing” and “passers” as represented in a wide range of texts produced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It examines ... More


Spotting Converso blood in official and unofficial discourses

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter Three,” Lee studies texts that convey the notion that if armed with knowledge about the distinguishing features of Conversos, Old Christians could become proficient at identifying even ... More


The unmasking of Conversos in popular and literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter Four,” Lee analyzes popular songs, anecdotes, aphorisms, and jokes that were invested in perpetuating the image of Conversos as essentially greedy, non-pork-eating Jews. She examines the ... More


Introduction

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the “Introduction,” Lee provides the theoretical framework of her book, which is founded on the notion that all textual production—literary and documentary—are valid in understanding the early ... More


From Windfall to Fall: The Conversos in the Society of Jesus

Marc Rastoin, S.J.

in Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the Society of Jesus' acceptance of recruits from Jewish origin or the so-called conversos prior to 1593. This tolerance ended at the Fifth General Congregation in 1593 due to ... More


Mediterranean Exemplarities: The Case of Medieval Iberia

David Nirenberg

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As inter-religious conflict moves to the front of our geo-political consciousness, the Mediterranean draws increasing attention from those interested in the history of that conflict. This interest is ... More


Two Exile in Sepharad: The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and Memorias judías

Tabea Alexa Linhard

in Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 2 examines the symbolic uses of the past in narratives of Jewish exiles in Spain during World War II and focuses on Trudi Alexy's memoir of surviving the Holocaust in Spain, The Mezuzah in ... More


The Life and Times of the Picaro-Converso from Spain to Latin America

Yael Halevi-Wise

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter offers a critical analysis of three contemporary historical novels that use picaresque features to portray the experiences of Jews and conversos in Spain, Portugal, and colonial Latin ... More


Introduction: Strangers within Christianity

Janet Adelman

in Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226006819
eISBN:
9780226006833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226006833.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that The Merchant of Venice's representation of Jews begins and ends with the issue of conversion, and its most dramatic scene threatens to replay the killing of Christ, the ... More


Figures of Thought and Figures of Flesh

David Nirenberg

in Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226168937
eISBN:
9780226169095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

“Judaism” was not only a religion practiced by living adherents but also a basic epistemological and ontological category in the thought of non-Jews. This chapter focuses on the interaction between ... More


Another Esther: Sor Juana’s Biblical Self-Portrait

Pamela Kirk Rappaport

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter illustrates the appropriation of the figure of Esther in autobiographical texts by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–95), Mexican nun, poet, dramatist, and theologian of Spain’s Golden Age ... More


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